Thursday, March 01, 2007

46 dollar bobby pins

So I went to the dreaded WalMart this morning to buy bobby pins. (Need them for my fancy schmancy updo for tonight's concert. Wish me luck!) That was the only thing on my list. I should have been able to leave the store spending approximately one dollar.

But I got there and realized that we have other needs. Needs I have neglected for a while. And, well, I suppose I could continue on neglecting them, but I figured if I was there I might as well nurture them instead. So on the bobby pin aisle I also bought the girls a new hairbrush so I can throw the old one away which only has about half its bristles left, shampoo and bath soap for the girls, hand soap for the girls' bathroom, curl invigorator spray stuff for Chloe, leave-in conditioner for Bria, hairspray and flat iron conditioner for me and I think that's all.

I guess that's the danger of the hair care aisle, eh? And, it seems that the girls had a lot of needs in their hair care that I have been neglecting...take the shampoo, for instance. They don't like to use mine because it hurts their eyes. So, since we ran out about a week ago, they've been using the baby's shampoo since it's no tears and all. Let me tell you though, it does nothing for their hair. You can just go ahead and give me the mother of the year award right now for sacrificing their hair to their sensitive eyes.

Also, Chloe's 4th birthday is next week and so I bought some party stuff for her. She chose the Twelve Dancing Princesses theme and we got her plates, cups, invitations and a few favors. I drew the line at the fancy cake, though.

Has anyone seen a 12 Dancing Princesses pinata anywhere?

It is definitely a need.
Lara Neves
Lara Neves

Lara is mom to three daughters—two teens and a tween. She loves to share her parenting and homemaking triumphs and failures here at Overstuffed! She was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2015 and has been fighting it ever since. When she isn't working on her mother of the year award, you can find her reading, singing, or taking photos.


  1. My friend just did a 12 dancing pricesses theme.
    Makes me happy to have boys.
    BTW -- the hair care isle will kill you, it's similar to vacuuming.

  2. I avoid WalMart for that very reason!

    And I totally hear you on the baby shampoo! "Terpsichore" really needs adult shampoo, but we're getting away with a kid's shampoo right now. The baby shampoo doesn't do a thing for it.

  3. We call Wal-Mart the HUNDRED DOLLAR STORE because it seems that's how much we spend everytime we go in!

    Congrats on the new haircare purchases!